Teaching Artist – Animation

Venice Arts

Los Angeles, CA

Venice Arts seeks an animator to lead our beginning animation workshop for ages 10-13. Venice Arts’ animation class integrates storytelling into the curriculum along with a foundation of animation techniques. The Teaching Artist must commit to our entire academic year, September 14, 2019–May 2, 2019. No classes for the month of January.

The ideal artist for this workshop is an animation educator with the ability to
incorporate some foundational storytelling into the curriculum. Experience teaching art to youth in this age group (10-13 years old), and honoring them as young artists/creators, is required. An understanding of Visual and Performing Art Standards is a strong plus, as is experience developing arts education lesson plans.
Must be able to both lead and work as a member of a teaching team.
The Lead Animation Teaching Artist is responsible for:
-Building lesson plans that support the learning goals identified by Venice Arts
-Nurturing volunteer artists, who work as educators and mentors in the classroom
-Managing the class, including identifying the need for equipment and supplies and communicating about behavioral, attendance, or other problems
-Ensuring a quality presentation of youth work for the spring culminating event and for features on the web.
-Be available Fridays 3:30-6:30pm
Instructors are paid a fixed rate of $2960 for workshops taught over a 24–week period.

How to Apply
To be considered as a Lead Animation Teaching Artist, please submit your résumé with a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, via email to [email protected] with the position title (animation) in the subject line; no phone enquiries or walk-ins, please. Fall session begins September 14, 2019.

Venice Arts mission is to ignite, expand, and transform the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and use our participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.

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